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Dr. Brad McDavid

Camp Director/Founder

Dr. Brad McDavid is entering his 30th year as Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Washington in the fall of 2023 and is the founder and coordinator of Washington Marching Band Camps (formerly the Husky Band Drum Major/Drumline Academy). During his tenure at the UW, Dr. McDavid has overseen the Husky Band’s growth from 160 to it’s current size of 240 winds and percussion. In addition to coordinating one of the nation’s most comprehensive collegiate athletic band programs, Dr. McDavid is also in demand as a marching and concert band adjudicator and clinician, having worked with bands in 17 states as well as Canada, China, and Japan. In 2008, Dr. McDavid was honored by being selected as the lead conductor and head artistic director of the 1700 member Beijing Olympic Orchestra (marching band). Currently Dr. McDavid also serves on the selection committees for the John Philip Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Trophy, which recognizes outstanding college marching bands as well as the Sudler Shield which recognizes marching bands of merit at the public school level. Dr. McDavid also co-authored a series of instructional DVD’s published by GIA entitled The Marching Band Director’s Video Toolbox, highlighting the effective teaching and implementation of both traditional and contemporary marching techniques.

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 Josh Chan

Director of Operations

Josh is a 2012 graduate of the University of Washington and has been working with Washington Marching Band Camps (formerly the Husky Band Drum Major/Drumline Academy) since it's inception in 2011. He currently works as an event production manager for the University of Washington. In his role as an event production manager, he is responsible for providing professional planning, management and administration for University-wide events aimed at the University’s key audiences - alumni, donors, community leaders, faculty, staff, students, and the general public.

Prior to his current role, he was the Director of Operations for the Husky Athletic Bands and Spirit Program from 2013-2022. As the Director of Operations for the Husky Athletic Bands and Spirit Squads, he ran the daily operations of the Band, Cheer and both university mascots, Harry the Husky and Dubs. His duties included taking care of all travel arrangements, booking appearances, managing the website and social media accounts, recruiting and many other duties that keep the Husky Marching Band, Cheer and Mascot Program running smoothly. While at the UW as an undergraduate, he was a 5-year member of the Husky Marching Band. During his time in the band, Josh played in the Husky Drumline for four years, serving as drumline section leader for a year, and finished out his undergraduate tenure in the band as a staff assistant on the student staff team.

In the past, Josh has also worked as a Theatre Manager for Seattle Public Schools, a Theatre Technician for the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center and the Percussion Instructor at Chief Sealth International High School. He has also been an instructor, arranger and/or drill-writer at Denny International Middle School, Chief Sealth International, Interlake, Roosevelt and West Seattle high schools. He has also worked with the Seattle Seahawks (NFL) in Show Control, Seattle Storm (WNBA) in IT and Washington Music Educators Association as the Conference Equipment Manager for All-State and NAfME-NW.  During the summers, Josh has continued to work with the Seattle All-City Marching Band as the Assistant Program Coordinator, which is a program he has worked with for the past 15 years.

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